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Rising Playing Card Trick

An amazingly convincing levitating card trick in which a spectators freely chosen card is first shuffled into the deck and then made to rise out of the middle of the deck by itself.

This super card levitation magic trick uses no gimmicks and requires only a pack of playing cards. This is great example of close up magic and is a favorite trick of a lot of good table magicians.

Performance : The deck is first shuffled ( It can even be a borrowed deck ) and then fanned out in front of the spectator who is allowed to choose any card, memorize it and then hand it back to be further shuffled into the pack.


The pack is then held out directly in front of the spectator where their chosen card is seen to be slowly rising out from the middle of the deck.

This looks amazing and will leave your audience baffled as to how they viewed a levitating card right under their nose.



Watch the magic video, above to see the performance and secret sleight of hand required to get the best effect from this clever magic showing a levitating card. The pay off is the satisfaction that you get by watching your audience's look of astonishment.

Tips : This street magic style rising card trick gets a good response but can be greatly improved by an entertaining performance and chat by the magician. Practicing the timing and smoothness of the card moving up from the deck should pay dividends by enabling you to present a polished performance.

If you like the idea of levitating magic, you may wish to check out our How to Levitate Small Objects page.